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Resolution A031

Amendments to the Constitution - Youth Members on the Council of General Synod

This resolution was carried.

moved by: James Sweeny from the Diocese of Quebec
seconded by: The Ven. Jim Boyles (General Secretary)

Note: The mover and the seconder must be members of the General Synod and be present in the House when the resolution is before the synod for debate.


That section 33(a)(vi) of the Constitution of the General Synod be amended to read :

vi) one youth member of the General Synod from each ecclesiastical province to be elected by the General Synod on the nomination of the members of the Orders of Bishops, Clergy and Laity from each ecclesiastical province meeting together, provided that no ecclesiastical province may make more than one nomination;

and that section 33(f)(ii) of the Constitution be amended to read:

(ii) in the case of a member elected under the provisions of subsection 33(a)(vi), be filled by the Prolocutor, in consultation with the appropriate metropolitan, provided that the person so named shall be a youth member of the General Synod from the same ecclesiastical province as that to which the former member of the Council belonged at the time of his or her election to the Council.


Act 87 of the General Synod 1998 directed the the Council of General Synod to consider changing the membership of the Council to include one youth member from each Ecclesiastical Province, such members to be nominated by provincial caucuses. The Council recommends that the membership of the Council be changed accordingly. The proposed amendments to the Constitution provide for th election of the four youth members and for the filling of any vacancy in their number between synods.

Source: Council of General Synod (name of committee, diocese, etc.)

Submitted by: The General Secretary

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